IMMIGRATE TO CANADA : FEDERAL SKILLED WORKER CLASS
How to Qualify for a Canadian Visa – Federal Skilled Worker Class
In order for an individual to be eligible to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada in the Federal Skilled Worker Class, he/she must either:
- have an offer of arranged employment, OR
- be an international student enrolled in a PhD program at a provincially or territorially recognized private or public post-secondary educational institution in Canada who has completed at least two (2) years of study towards a PhD; is in good academic standing at the time he/she applies; is not a recipient of an award requiring him/her to return to his/her home country to apply his/her knowledge and skills, OR
- be an international student who graduated from a PhD program at a provincially or territorially recognized private or public post-secondary educational institution in Canada who graduated no more than twelve (12) months before the date his/her application is received; did not receive an award which required him/her to return to his/her home country to apply his/her knowledge and skills (or did, but has satisfied the terms of the award), OR
- be a skilled worker who has at least one (1) year of paid full-time experience or two (2) years of continuous paid half-time experience in one (1) or more of the following twenty-four (24) occupations within the past ten (10) years:
- 0211 Engineering managers
- 1112 Financial and investment analysts
- 2113 Geoscientists and oceanographers
- 2131 Civil engineers
- 2132 Mechanical engineers
- 2134 Chemical engineers
- 2143 Mining engineers
- 2144 Geological engineers
- 2145 Petroleum engineers
- 2146 Aerospace engineers
- 2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers/designers)
- 2154 Land surveyors
- 2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
- 2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
- 2263 Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety
- 3141 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
- 3142 Physiotherapists
- 3143 Occupational Therapists
- 3211 Medical laboratory technologists
- 3212 Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants
- 3214 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
- 3215 Medical radiation technologists
- 3216 Medical sonographers
- 3217 Cardiology technicians and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c. (not elsewhere classified)
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|Federal Skilled Worker|
Canada Immigration: Federal Skilled Worker Class
Assuming eligibility requirements as set out, above, are met, an applicant must also have at least one (1) year of paid full-time (37.5 hours per week or more) work experience within the past ten (10) years in one of the occupations listed in either Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). The NOC was developed by Human Resources and Social Development Canada to be a systematic cataloging of occupations in the Canadian labour market. The NOC is divided into five (5) bands:
|Skill Type 0||Management Occupations;|
|Skill Level A||which is primarily comprised of professional occupations;|
|Skill Level B||which consists of technical, skilled trades and paraprofessional occupations;|
|Skill Level C||which comprises occupations that mainly consist of intermediate level, clerical or supportive functions;|
|Skill Level D||which consists of elemental sales or service and primary labourer occupations.|
Only experience in Skill Type 0 or Skill Levels A and B are considered relevant for applicants in the Federal Skilled Worker Class.
To immigrate in the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the experience in Skill Type 0 or Skill Levels A and B must consist of actions described in the lead description and a substantial number of the duties described in the Main Duties section of the NOC, including all the essential duties.
Assuming that they meet the aforementioned prerequisites, applicants are then assessed according to various selection criteria by Citizenship and Immigration Canada officials and applicants must attain a minimum score of sixty-seven (67) points overall in order to be eligible to become permanent residents of Canada.
These selection criteria are as follows:
|1. Education:||Maximum||25 Points|
|2. Official Languages:||Maximum||28 Points|
|3. Experience:||Maximum||15 Points|
|4. Arranged Employment:||Maximum||10 Points|
|5. Age:||Maximum||12 Points|
|6. Adaptability:||Maximum||10 Points|
|TOTAL POINTS:||Maximum||100 Points|
|POINTS REQUIRED TO PASS:||67 Points|